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Possibly Derpiest Animal Alive Looks Like An 8-Year-Old’s Drawing Came To Life
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Possibly Derpiest Animal Alive Looks Like An 8-Year-Old’s Drawing Came To Life

Some would say that searching the Web is like opening a Pandora’s box. Alright, alright, it may not be that dramatic, but the point stays that you can never know what you’ll find there. The Internet a goldmine for craziest things, so it would only make sense. It’s not the first time we marvel at something hilariously odd here at Bored Panda. But this Arabian Sand Boa really is something to look at.

It doesn’t mean this funny animal is any less special, though. After all, her majesty Mother Nature is responsible for this one, and it’s probably safe to say she has the highest score with oddities here. Nevertheless, we would sure like to add one tiny accessory to this Boa snake.

More info: Science Direct

The Arabian Sand Boa is a harmless species, living only in the Arabian Peninsula

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Even though the peninsula’s terrain is of a very wide variety, containing everything from green forests and mountains, a huge part of it is covered by a sandy desert, which happens to be a perfect habitat for these sand snakes.

It’s extremely tolerant to wide range of temperatures

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Since the desert is where sand boas spend most of their time in, they are well accommodated with dramatic temperature conditions. And it only makes sense, knowing the temperature can differ approximately 50 degrees Celsius during the night and day.

The snake mostly preys on small reptiles

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These googly-eyed snakes don’t like to try too hard, so they can mostly be seen munching on something that can be quickly swallowed whole, like small lizards or geckos.

They are quite odd species among the other boas

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Unlike most Boas, these types of snake lay eggs. There are only three other boa species that do that.

It buries itself in the sand during the daytime

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Despite being adapted to temperature changes, this weird animal seems to prefer the night and spends most of the day deep in the sand, emerging only at dusk.

Moving up to wander at dawn

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During the nighttime, it’s rare for a sand boa to refuse a little adventure.

They are commonly known because of their small eyes

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Being probably one of the most peculiar features, sand boa’s funny eyes draw a lot of attention. Despite that, the scientists are not sure if there’s a particular reason to them being so small or is it just a tiny nature’s mischief. Doesn’t it remind you anything, though?

The Internet was quick to comment on their oddities

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D r e a m l a n d s
Community Member
3 years ago

It's like if an 8-year-old's drawing of a snake came to life!

Doober
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg hahahhaaa you're so right!

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imontape
Community Member
3 years ago

Loooool looks like a sock puppet

Suzanne Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

The eyes are NOT a scientific mystery. They're small and positioned high because the species hunts buried in sand. It helps prevent the sand from getting in the eyes and reduces visibility of the snake to prey species since they are reduced in size. All snakes lack eyelids so these adaptations are important to protect its eyes.

Lou Herout
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3 years ago

Snakes don't have eyelids?!?!?!

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D r e a m l a n d s
Community Member
3 years ago

It's like if an 8-year-old's drawing of a snake came to life!

Doober
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg hahahhaaa you're so right!

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imontape
Community Member
3 years ago

Loooool looks like a sock puppet

Suzanne Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

The eyes are NOT a scientific mystery. They're small and positioned high because the species hunts buried in sand. It helps prevent the sand from getting in the eyes and reduces visibility of the snake to prey species since they are reduced in size. All snakes lack eyelids so these adaptations are important to protect its eyes.

Lou Herout
Community Member
3 years ago

Snakes don't have eyelids?!?!?!

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